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Dr. Rafael Vega, MD

Neurosurgery*
5.0 (9)
Map Pin Small Boston, MA
Accepting new patients

Overview of Dr. Rafael Vega, MD

Dr. Rafael Vega, MD is a Neurosurgeon in Boston, MA. Dr. Vega, completed a fellowship at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Vega, completed a residency at Virginia Commonwealth University-Medical College Of Virginia. Patients rated Dr. Vega an average 5.0 star rating.

Dr. Vega works at Practice in Boston, MA. They frequently treat conditions like Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Cerebral Edema along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Vega's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Beith Isreal Deaconess Medical Center
    110 Francis St Ste 3B, Boston, MA 02215 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (617) 632-7246
  2. 2
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    330 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (617) 667-7000

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  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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Skull Base Surgery
Somatic Nerve Block
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
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Stereotaxis
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    Mar 28, 2024
    I have enormous respect, admiration and no small measure of gratitude to Dr Vega for his essential role in my continued existence in this life. He removed a tumor from my temporal lobe this past February and unlike many surgeons he continues to guide and support my family and I on this most challenging medical journey. It is not simply his singular skill that makes Dr Vega so special but the reassuring way in which he supports his patients. He exudes a calm and charisma that translates immediately and his voice is a gift to his patients at a time when one’s very life is in the balance. Once Dr Vega and I spoke in pre-op holding I had no doubt whatsoever that I would emerge from the operation. I survived and thrived thereafter and feel lucky to have had Dr Vega in my corner. I would recommend him without reservation or doubt. His obvious expertise makes him a rockstar but his humility is a gift to his patients as is his concern for “hair-sparing” . My spectacular hairdo suvived the surgery and his consideration for it provided a light note of humor between us and revealed just how deeply invested he is in his patients wellness. In closing I extend my heartfelt thanks to Dr Vega and his staff and look forward to our next appointment.
    Michael Kenney — Mar 28, 2024
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    Specialties*
    • Neurosurgery

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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Spanish
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    NPI Number
    • 1962795336
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
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    Residency
    • Virginia Commonwealth University-Medical College Of Virginia
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    Board Certifications
    • Neurosurgery
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    Dr. Rafael Vega, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Vega is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

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    Dr. Vega has seen patients for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Cerebral Edema, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Vega on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    9 patients have reviewed Dr. Vega. The overall rating for this provider is 5.0. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Vega.

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